Dewdney, Edgar


Dewdney, Edgar
(1835- )
   Born in Devonshire, England. Came to British Columbia, 1859. Had charge of survey of site of New Westminster, and other engineering works. First elected to provincial Legislature, 1869; returned to Dominion House, 1872. Appointed Indian commissioner for North-West Territories, 1879; and lieutenant-governor of North-West Territories, 1881. Member of Dominion Cabinet as minister of interior, 1888-1892. Appointed lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, 1892.
   Index: D Builds Dewdney trail, from Hope to Similkameen, 252-253.
   Bib.: Morgan, Can. Men.

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